Nikon D3300 summary
Nikon D3300 is Nikon's Entry-Level DSLR camera initially revealed on April of 2014. The camera includes a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6000 x 4000.
Nikon introduced this camera in order to replace the previous Nikon D3200 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently introduced the fresher Nikon D3400 (Read Full Comparison) in order to update this camera.
The D3300 is placed #19 out of 79 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and over-all #160 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. Please check out our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.
Nikon D3300 family
The Nikon D3300 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the complete range below.
Nikon D3300 Gallery
You can check the D3300 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon D3300 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon D3300 based on factors that are generally regarded as necessary in a camera.
Nikon D3300 Sensor specifications
The Nikon D3300 houses the Expeed 4 processor chip. The specification of the sensor in the Nikon D3300 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. This ISO can also be increased electronically to a high of 25600. RAW files are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
Nikon made the decision to skip the anti aliasing filter on the Nikon D3300. This may result in more clearer photographs but can create moire under certain conditions.
The graphic below shows the D3300's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The D3300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is pointed out in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon D3300 dimensions
Nikon D3300 is 0.95 lb (430g / 15.17 oz) and features outer dimensions of 124mm x 98mm x 76mm (4.9" x 3.9" x 3.0"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 538g so the Nikon D3300 is less heavy in comparison with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a pic of the Nikon D3300 alongside a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button layout on the D3300.
Nikon D3300 Lens specifications
The D3300 fits the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the D3300.
Nikon D3300 Connectivity
The D3300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external display. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Nikon D3300 Video specifications
The highest possible video quality in the Nikon D3300 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance for quality versus file sizes but 1080p is not going to leave you with much room to crop. Although the camera comes with a mic socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket which means you will not have the capability to check your sound levels.
Nikon D3300 Weather Sealing
Nikon D3300 does not include environment sealing so wet conditions may ruin the camera.
Nikon D3300 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D3300 includes a 3 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Nikon D3300 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.57x
Viewfinders are really useful for bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Nikon D3300 Shutter specifications
Nikon D3300 has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon D3300 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon D3300 has got both built in flash plus external flash support. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.
Nikon D3300 Autofocus specifications
Nikon D3300 has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker & precise in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera includes Face detect making it valuable for portraits.
The AF system includes 11 focus points to select from. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Nikon D3300 has got manual focusing if required for low light situations or you want more exact focusing control.
Nikon D3300 Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL14a) on the Nikon D3300 is built to last for 700 shutters according to the CIPA standards which is above the usual when compared to its category. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 592. Pentax K-x comes with the best (1900) battery life for this category of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Nikon D3300 for different categories of photography
The following illustration shows a outline of the Nikon D3300 for different categories of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section below.
Nikon D3300 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon D3300 gets a points tally of 80 which is exceptional, and means the camera is a brilliant fit for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with external flash.
Street photography with Nikon D3300
Coming in at a very good rating of 65, the Nikon D3300 is a good choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon D3300 Sports photography factors
A nice sports photography score of 69 suggests the Nikon D3300 is a very decent fit for photographing sports. A camera needs to have good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D3300 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is super crucial when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon D3300 gets a above average 67 as a travelling camera which is a respectable fit to purchase for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Nikon D3300
For anybody who is planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D3300 and it's very good grade of 73 as a landscape camera is a good option within the current market.
Nikon D3300 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera preferably should have a articulating display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Nikon D3300 is not good as a vlog camera as it receives a awful score of 33.
Nikon D3300 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the D3300, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall into the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart just below will give you a bird's eye view of the D3300 vs it's top scored rivals listed above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might view as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.